With live sport once again thriving, the City of Casey is proud to welcome the Special Olympics Victoria State Games, which will be coming to Casey for the first time in 2022.
Held on the weekend of Saturday 23 April to Sunday 24 April, the event will bring around 300 athletes to Casey to compete in events across four venues: Casey Fields, Casey Stadium, Casey Race and Oz Tenpin Bowling in Narre Warren.
The opening ceremony will be held at Casey Stadium starting at 9.00 am on Saturday, with athletes marching into the stadium following the torch run and lighting of the flame.
Events across the weekend will include swimming, athletics, basketball, cricket, netball, tennis, tenpin bowling and soccer and will be free for spectators to attend. To find out what’s on, visit www.specialolympics.com.au/vic
The State Games are Victoria's premier games for all people with an intellectual disability to take part in a multi-sport weekend in the hope of qualifying for the state team that will represent Victoria at the National Games in Launceston in October.
The entire event is focused on inclusive sport, community engagement through volunteering and creating opportunities for people with intellectual disability to live a healthy lifestyle while maintaining social interaction with their community.
The event also gives the broader community an insight into what people with intellectual disability are capable of achieving and the important role Special Olympics Australia plays in providing opportunities for athletes and their families. Entry for spectators is free and all are welcome to come along and cheer on the athletes during the games.
The event is proudly sponsored by the City of Casey.